August 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Harvesting Corn

Hey, this is Thomas from western Ohio, Darke County to tell the truth. In the last week or so, farmers here in Darke County are starting to harvest corn. I know here we had a very wet spring and many crops got in late, but they all almost if not ready to be taken off. Has anyone else started the harvest season yet?

Added by Thomas Shaw on August 31, 2010 at 4:11pm — 4 Comments

Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today

In today’s competitive society, it’s not enough to just be a face in the crowd. It’s crucial to stand out and leadership is an effective way to do so. Nearly every organization and club offers its members opportunities to gain leadership experience.

Why is leadership so important? The skills you…


Added by Kimmi Devaney on August 25, 2010 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Milk Testing and Why We Do It

We have our dairy cow's milk tested once a month through the Dairy Herd Improvement Association {DHIA}. This is not a mandatory test, this is a management tool that some dairies choose to use. The testing tells us how many pounds of milk each cow produces, the percentage of butter fat and the more..............…


Added by Nancy Grossi on August 24, 2010 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Learn About AgChat and Enter a Video Contest

As a dairy producer, there are two ways you can positively promote your farm in the next few months. First, by getting involved in AgChat and second by submitting a brief video

explaining why you are proud to be a dairy farmer.

The AgChat Foundation…


Added by Brenda Hastings on August 24, 2010 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Find out how the Center for Dairy Excellence is Proud in Pennsylvania!

Are you doing all you can to help your state’s dairy industry? Leading the charge in Pennsylvania is the Center for Dairy Excellence (CDE), a non-profit organization charged with growing dairy profitability in the Commonwealth. The CDE can be found in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture building in Harrisburg.…


Added by Sarah Caldwell on August 22, 2010 at 3:59pm — No Comments

outside feed alley ?

Hey i was wonder does anyone have any more picture or info on this type of feeding alley set up. its used over seas a lot and i heard Canada is starting to use them.

Added by James Goodyear on August 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Left Stranded

Being stranded. It's a helpless feeling. I was just minding my own business over at the calf barn, waiting for Paige and Dominic to come back so we could feed the calves when "Charlie" the larger of the two bulls we have here on the ranch more............

Nancy Grossi

The Wife of a Dairyman

Added by Nancy Grossi on August 13, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments

It's fair time... and we all know what that means... QUESTIONS!!

County fairs and state fairs are in full swing... this is a great time to start working with the public. We, as an industry, are doing great at communicating with each other. Unfortunately, that is not going to fix our problem. And lets not sugar coat it, the negative light constantly on the dairy industry is a problem.

So my advice for the day-- smile and prove the community wrong. I know its hot in the barn and you're trying to get the cows… Continue

Added by Bailee Whitehead on August 10, 2010 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

Come And See a LARGE Farm in Indiana!!!


Added by Leontien on August 4, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

News Worthy? Really?! & I think I might be fired


"Yes, this is Nancy."

"You want to do an article on me? And my blog?"

This was the phone call I received last week from Rob Rogers, a reporter for the Marin I.J. Let's just say, I was a bit surprised. This call was spurred on by a national contest I entered, Web Moo.0 by NutriDense with the hopes of winning a trip to Chicago more at…


Added by Nancy Grossi on August 2, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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